Megadeth

That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires

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In the best scene of Metallica's overblown Some Kind of Monster documentary, Dave Mustaine admits to Lars Ulrich that he feels like he's always coming in second place to his former band. But in reality, Mustaine has for many years fronted one of metal's most popular and enduring bands, Megadeth, who still release strong-selling albums and are able to headline large venues. Case in point, their live release, That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires. Originally issued as a DVD, this audio portion chronicles a performance from 2005 at Obras Stadium in Buenos Aires, before 25,000 rabid fans. As evidenced by several previous live rock/metal DVDs by other artists (especially Rush's Rush in Rio), fans way down south are an exuberant bunch -- not only singing along to the lyrics, but managing to sing along to the riffs, as heard here on such standouts as the long-lost "Set the World Afire," "Wake Up Dead," and "Hangar 18." But they really go bonkers during the closing trio of the band's best-known tracks -- "Symphony of Destruction," "Peace Sells," and "Holy Wars." Megadeth have long been considered one of the most precise and tight thrash bands, and That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires offers further hard proof to this claim.

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